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Retail & Consumer

Speed is crucial in the consumer goods space. Big Data helps companies be more responsive to rapidly-changing trends, allowing market players to increase revenue and reduce wasted expenditure.

Alibaba Will Tap Big Data Analytics To Weed Out Counterfeit Goods
Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company, released a report earlier this month on the 18th of December, charting the results of a task force with the police that has been trying to stop the sale of fake goods on the company’s Taobao platform, reports the Shanghai-based online media outlet the

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60 Seconds With Mark Cuban: Cyber Dust And Data Security
Retail & Consumer

Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, tech mogul, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He is also a “shark” investor on the hit television series Shark Tank, and creator of privacy focused messaging app ‘Cyber Dust’. After being falsely accused of insider trading by the SEC in 2008

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Big Data Food Tech Innovator Hampton Creek Scoops Up $90M In Series C, With Plans To Expand And Develop R&Amp;D
Big DataNewsRetail & Consumer

Hampton Creek, the San Francisco based, food technology company with pioneering data analysis research in utilizing plant protein as an egg substitute, has just picked up $90 million in a series C round of funding. Leading the round were Horizons Ventures and Khosla Ventures with participation from Marc Benioff, the Salesforce.com founder and

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Blue-Yonder-Analytics-Investment-En
Data ScienceMachine LearningNewsRetail & Consumer

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus have committed $75 Million to the growth of predictive analytics industry leader Blue Yonder. The investment adds Warburg Pincus to the existing group of investors which includes OTTO Group and the founders. Blue Yonder has strong foundation in the European retail market, with customers including

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Macy’s Taps Big Data Tech- Ibeacon And Shopkick - To Capitalise On Tech-Savvy Customers Intent On Spending
Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

U.S. department store Macy’s is fusing Apple’s iBeacon technology with Shopkick to identify shoppers’ locations and provide them with ads & vouchers on their smartphones or tablets, in a bid to boost sales. According to the Washington Post, Macy’s is deploying 4,000 sensors inside its 768 stores to make this

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Big Data Ecommerce Outfit Qubit Scoops Up $26M In Series B - Now Looks To Expand Outreach And Product Development
BI & AnalyticsNewsRetail & Consumer

Ecommerce analytics startup Qubit has secured $26 million in Series B funding on Monday, with Accel Partners leading the round. Original investors Salesforce Ventures and Balderton Capital, also participated. The funding will be used to expand Qubit’s US and European operations and development of the ongoing product innovation pipeline. Qubit

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Data Breach In The U.s. Continues As Latest Victim, Jimmy John’s, Confirms Card Info Theft
NewsRetail & Consumer

U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s reported last week of a possible theft of its customers’ credit and debit card information at 216 of its stores and franchised locations. “The credit and debit card information at issue may include the card number and in some cases the cardholder’s name, verification

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Intelligent Ecommerce Startup Ometria Secures $500K, Plans To Give Small Retailers A Data-Driven Advantage
BI & AnalyticsNewsRetail & Consumer

Ometria, an outfit providing software solutions to drive profitable e-commerce, has bagged $500k in seed funding, after the $1.5 million seed round in March this year. This round saw participation from 17 new investors including James Bromley, COO at Swiftkey, Andreas Andreou, commercial director at Quidco, Alicia Navarro and Joe

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Netflix And Its Revolutionary Use Of Big Data
Case StudiesMachine LearningRetail & Consumer

When Netflix forayed into original programming by committing $100 million for two seasons of House of Cards, it did so without even watching the pilot. What made Netflix so confident that it thought this decision was a no-brainer? Big Data! Netflix is, at its core, a data-driven company that diligently

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Amazon: See How Big Data Can Drive Business Success
Big DataCase StudiesRetail & Consumer

Amazon is a big data giant, which is why I want to look at the company in my second post of my series on how specific organisations use big data. We all know that Amazon pioneered e-commerce in many ways, but possibly one of its greatest innovations was the personalized

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